Meaning: extremely stingy; parsimonious
Pronunciation: puh-noo r-ee-uh s
Usage/Example: 1. During this penurious era, I was once told, Aston employees had a tradition of applauding when a car left the factory under its own power. (Source: Autoblog)
2. But rather it was an actual phone conversation with a supporter from Cebu to whom Mystica had confessed her penurious state these days. (Source: The Manila Times)
3. Let us think of a scene where a filthy rich industrialist refuses to let his shoulder be touched by a profusely sweating penurious farmer. (Source: Daily Times)
Synonyms and Antonyms: Penurious
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